Gabriel Osawara Igbinedion was born on to Chief Josiah Igbinedion was born on Sep 11 1934 to Chief Josiah Oviawe Igbinedion and Mrs Okunozee Igbinedion at Okada village and is the only surviving son of the parents. His mother was the daughter of the Ihaza of Usen, a descendant of the Usen Royal family and his grandfather was a warrior.